For sale is a lovely teacup and saucer made by Royal Albert of Longton, England. The pattern is known as "Fringed Gentian" from a series of six different flowers. The cup measures 2 3/4" tall and 3 1/4" wide at the rim of the cup. The handle measures approximately 2 15/16" at the highest point. The footed base measures 1 7/8" wide. The saucer is 7/8" tall and is 5 1/2" in diameter.
The "Fringed Gentian" pattern depicts clusters of these lovely flowers in the foreground on the left and right of the saucer. There are trees in the background with yellows and greens depicting a spring day with the sun shining. The exterior of the cup has a large cluster of flowers on the front and back side of the cup. The interior of the cup has a smaller cluster of flowers for the right handed tea drinker to enjoy. This is a darling set that resonates Spring. The shape of the cup is known as a Malvern shape. The rim, foot and handle are trimmed with gold as well as the scalloped edge of the saucer.
Royal Albert has a history and reputation for being able to cater to people from all walks of life, from modest to the most exquisite taste. Many of their early wares were commemorative to the Royal family. The founder, Thomas Wild, had a love for flowers which inspired many of the patterns.
The teacup and saucer are in excellent condition as there are no cracks, chips, nicks or dings. The pieces are signed "Fringed Gentian Royal Albert, Bone China, England". This cup was made circa 1950's.
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